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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Research Associate



​2016 - PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, University of Cambridge

2011 - MSci in Natural Sciences, Chemistry, UNiversity of Cambridge

2010 - Cambridge-MIT Exchange Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Research Interests

Development and application of fundamental biophysical theories to data analysis in a biologically relevant context, Protein Aggregation, Biophysical Chemistry, High Throughput Screening


Selected Publications



α-Synuclein oligomers form by secondary nucleation
CK Xu, G Meisl, E Andrzejewska, G Krainer, AJ Dear, MC Cruz, S Turi, R Jacquat, WE Arter, M Vendruscolo, S Linse, TPJ Knowles
Microfluidic antibody affinity profiling of alloantibody-HLA interactions in human serum
MM Schneider, T Scheidt, AJ Priddey, CK Xu, M Hu, G Meisl, SRA Devenish, CM Dobson, V Kosmoliaptsis, TPJ Knowles
– Biosensors & bioelectronics
Perphenazine–Macrocycle Conjugates Rapidly Sequester the Aβ42 Monomer and Prevent Formation of Toxic Oligomers and Amyloid
SR Ball, JSP Adamson, MA Sullivan, MR Zimmermann, V Lo, M Sanz-Hernandez, X Jiang, AH Kwan, ADJ McKenzie, EL Werry, TPJ Knowles, M Kassiou, G Meisl, MH Todd, PJ Rutledge, M Sunde
– ACS Chemical Neuroscience
Uncovering the universality of self-replication in protein aggregation and its link to disease.
G Meisl, CK Xu, JD Taylor, TCT Michaels, A Levin, D Otzen, D Klenerman, S Matthews, S Linse, M Andreasen, TPJ Knowles
– Science advances
A conformational switch controlling the toxicity of the prion protein.
K Frontzek, M Bardelli, A Senatore, A Henzi, RR Reimann, S Bedir, M Marino, R Hussain, S Jurt, G Meisl, M Pedotti, F Mazzola, G Siligardi, O Zerbe, M Losa, T Knowles, A Lakkaraju, C Zhu, P Schwarz, S Hornemann, MG Holt, L Simonelli, L Varani, A Aguzzi
– Nat Struct Mol Biol
Both COVID-19 infection and vaccination induce high-affinity cross-clade responses to SARS-CoV-2 variants
M Emmenegger, S Fiedler, SD Brugger, SRA Devenish, AS Morgunov, A Ilsley, F Ricci, AY Malik, T Scheier, L Batkitar, L Madrigal, M Rossi, G Meisl, AK Lynn, L Saleh, A von Eckardstein, TPJ Knowles, A Aguzzi
– iScience
Mechanistic Models of Protein Aggregation Across Length-Scales and Time-Scales: From the Test Tube to Neurodegenerative Disease.
G Meisl, TPJ Knowles, D Klenerman
– Frontiers in Neuroscience
Uncovering the universality of self-replication in protein aggregation and its link to disease
G Meisl, C Xu, J Taylor, TCT Michaels, A Levin, DE Otzen, D Klenerman, S Matthews, S Linse, M Andreasen, T Knowles
Microfluidic Antibody Affinity Profiling Reveals the Role of Memory Reactivation and Cross-Reactivity in the Defense Against SARS-CoV‑2
V Denninger, CK Xu, G Meisl, AS Morgunov, S Fiedler, A Ilsley, M Emmenegger, AY Malik, MA Piziorska, MM Schneider, SRA Devenish, V Kosmoliaptsis, A Aguzzi, H Fiegler, TPJ Knowles
– ACS infectious diseases
The Pathological G51D Mutation in Alpha-Synuclein Oligomers Confers Distinct Structural Attributes and Cellular Toxicity.
CK Xu, M Castellana-Cruz, SW Chen, Z Du, G Meisl, A Levin, B Mannini, LS Itzhaki, TPJ Knowles, CM Dobson, N Cremades, JR Kumita
– Molecules
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01223 763842
01223 763845 (shared)

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